Craig Was First Choice Bond

DANIEL CRAIG was the producers' first choice to replace PIERCE BROSNAN as JAMES BOND, dispelling reports that the prestigious role had been turned down by other actors during the protracted selection process.

Producer MICHAEL G WILSON told today's (14OCT05) press conference in London that he spent two years searching for the new British superspy, and a host of contenders including CLIVE OWEN, HUGH JACKMAN and EWAN McGREGOR were not offered the part in CASINO ROYALE.

Wilson said, "(Daniel Craig) was the only one we offered the film to. There's been some speculation that we offered it to other people but that's not accurate."

The 37-year-old, who will be the first blond Bond, is expected to portray a stripped down Bond in what is expected to be a darker exploration of the world of espionage.

Craig added, "I want to take Bond somewhere he's never been before."


Tags: Daniel Craig - Pierce Brosnan - James Bond - Clive Owen - Hugh Jackman - Ewan McGregor - Casino Royale


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